Police charge man after assaults – Broadmeadow

A man will face court today charged over alleged robberies and assaults in Newcastle yesterday.

About 1pm on Sunday 17 November 2019, a 30-year-old man was walking along Brown Road, Broadmeadow, when he was approached from behind by an unknown male.

Police will allege a 25-year-old man threatened the older man and demanded cash before forcing him onto the ground.

The younger man stole a mobile phone, a pair of spectacles, headphones and a powerbank.

About five minutes later, the same man entered a store on Belford Street, Broadmeadow, and allegedly grabbed a 44-year-old woman and forced her to the ground.

A struggle ensued before the man fled the scene.

About an hour later, a 30-year-old man was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle on Church Street, Mayfield, when police allege the same man approached the car and allegedly assaulted the passenger.

The younger man demanded cash and the car keys.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District attended and arrested the man after a short foot pursuit.

During the arrest, the man allegedly spat at a male constable.

The man was taken to Waratah Police Station and charged with aggravated robbery, common assault, aggravated assault with intent to rob (inflict actual bodily harm) and assault police officer in execution of duty.

He was refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court today (Monday 18 November 2019).

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